WasteZone at EcoBuild – 6-8 March 2018 – ExCeL, London
Responsible Futures sponsored the WasteZone at EcoBuild, Europe’s largest construction fair visited by over 30,000 people. Organised by Duncan Baker-Brown and Nick Gant from the University of Brighton, the symposium featured over 25 speakers from Europe and the USA discussing some of the innovative design solutions for cleaning up waste plastic and other toxic materials after 100 years consuming materials that have no end-of-life strategy. Speakers were broadly divided into two categories; those dealing with ‘the great clean up’ of planet Earth, recycling or reusing pre-processed material normally designated as waste, and those proposing new materials and products that will one day turn to compost. Both strategies could help to enable an emergent circular economy.
Speakers challenged preconceptions regarding what is possible and the WasteZone event brought individuals from different industries together to learn from each other to help prove that “there’s no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place’.
Find out more by reading our press release (22 February 2018) – Time’s up on waste